The Knight Foundation is to continue its News Challenge project beyond the initial five-year experiment, increasing it from an annual contest to be run three times a year from 2012.
Addressing the World Editors Forum in Vienna, Eric Newton, senior advisor to the president of the Knight Foundation, confirmed that the contest would continue, supported by funding from external bodies such as Google.
The News Challenge is a contest which funds "new ways to digitally inform communities", awarding up to $5 million a year for ideas "that develop platforms, tools and services to inform and transform community news".
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.